The latest romantic thriller from Christian author Dani Pettrey is Blind Spot (Bethany House). Sparks fly between an FBI agent and a beautiful FBI crisis counselor as they race to stop a terrorist plot. In this exclusive Q&A, Dani shares the theme of this gripping novel, what she admires about her hero and heroine, and the exciting projects she is working on now.
Can you share a little about yourself?
My husband Mike and I have been married 25 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two adorable grandsons, an awesome son-in-law, and a 120-pound Newfoundland puppy that looks more like a bear than a dog, but has the sweetest temperament ever.
I’ve been writing for 14 years, published for seven, and my 10th book will release in July 2018. I love hiking, kayaking, traveling, and the beach, and I am always in search of the world’s best iced mocha. I love connecting with readers, so please drop by DaniPettrey.com and say hi!
Can you tell us a little about Blind Spot?
Blind Spot features federal agent Declan Grey and crisis counselor Tanner Shaw as they face one of the greatest terrorist threats to America since 9/11.
What do you love most about Declan and Tanner?
I love their passion for fighting injustice, their desire to help those hurting and in need, and their deep-rooted faith in God. They are people of character trying to make a difference in a world where they face fierce opposition, and it’s only through the Lord that they are able to overcome and prevail.
What’s the theme of Blind Spot?
I don’t set out to write a story with a particular theme in mind. Rather, I sit down and write the story the Lord lays on my heart, and then I look back and discover the common theme running throughout the characters’ journeys. Hope is the theme of Blind Spot. Hope in friendships, family, loved ones, and, most important, hope in Christ and all that we have in and through Him and His constant presence and love.
Your heroine, Tanner Shaw, works to combat human trafficking and continues to help victims make new lives for themselves in the aftermath. How does she handle such darkness and evil in the world?
Tanner’s hope and faith in God, and in His calling on her life, equips her to break the atrocious chains of bondage for victims of human and sex trafficking. Her faith sustains her through the darkness, and the battle is worth every scary situation she encounters, even if just to help set one woman free.
What are you working on now? What can readers look forward to next from you?
I’m currently working on two projects. I’m in the revision process for book four of the Chesapeake Valor series, Dead Drift, which will release in July 2018. I’m also extremely excited to be partnering again with Dee Henderson and Lynette Eason on a novella collection.
When those projects are complete, I will dive into my new series, Coastal Guardians, which features Coast Guard Investigative Service special agents and is set in coastal North Carolina. I’m thrilled to be able to bring new characters and new settings to my readers in the coming years.